Lawrence Livermore teams up with Autodesk to investigate design of next-generation materials

Aug. 17, 2015- 
Researchers from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and a Bay Area company are joining forces to explore how design software can accelerate innovation for three-dimensional printing of advanced materials.Under an 18-month Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA), LLNL will use state-of-the-art software for generative design from San Rafael-based Autodesk Inc. as it...

Lawrence Livermore licenses tool to improve government computer network security

July 15, 2015- 
Government agencies, along with state and local governments, could receive a helping hand from a computer network security tool developed by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) computer scientists and engineers.The LLNL software-based technology, known as the Network Mapping System (NeMS), has been licensed to Cambridge Global Advisors, a Washington, D.C.-area strategic advisory...

Bay Area labs team up to share clean energy, manufacturing expertise with small businesses

July 9, 2015- 
LIVERMORE— Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), in partnership with Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) and Sandia National Laboratories/California (SNL/CA), have been awarded $4.15 million by the Department of Energy (DOE) to jointly launch a new small business voucher pilot.The three-way national lab partnership, known as LabSTAR, will be funded under DOE’s $20 million...

Entrepreneurship Academy helps place researchers on path to next wave of innovation

June 26, 2015- 
Nearly 50 researchers from LLNL and Sandia National Laboratories/California got down to business for three days in early June, learning about life as an entrepreneur.The scientists and engineers attended the first-ever National Labs Entrepreneurship Academy (NLEA), a partnership of LLNL, Sandia and the University of California, Davis that is designed to help drive innovation at the labs.Held...

Bay Area's three national labs join forces to work with energy storage, manufacturing companies

June 23, 2015- 
SAN FRANCISCO – Through the public-private consortium CalCharge, energy storage companies will soon have unprecedented and streamlined access to three U.S. Department of Energy national labs in the Bay Area — giving them a major competitive advantage in the fast-growing battery industry.CalCharge, which is designed to accelerate the development and deployment of energy storage technologies...

Lawrence Livermore researchers help biomed company land FDA approval for Ebola detection

May 28, 2015- 
Researchers from LLNL and three other institutions have assisted a Bay Area biomedical company in advancing its Ebola virus detection test for use.Sunnyvale-based Cepheid has received an emergency use authorization from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to utilize its polymerase chain reaction (PCR)-based assay for diagnostic purposes."We received a Cepheid GeneXpert system, as well...

Remembering Dick Post's life and career

April 28, 2015- 
Livermore scientist Dick Post had some of the most productive years of his career after he reached 90 years of age — long after the vast majority of researchers retire.Few scientists have had a career as long as Post's. He joined a national laboratory within weeks of its founding and then worked faithfully, day in and day out, for 63 years — the Laboratory’s entire history.Even fewer...

The accidental entrepreneur

April 9, 2015- 
Editor's note: This article is part of an occasional series about LLNL entrepreneurs_______________Martin Casado considers himself to be an accidental entrepreneur.The 38-year-old Bay Area tech executive went from a research career at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory to a doctorate at Stanford University, to starting and selling a company and finally to his current role as a senior vice...

Lawrence Livermore, Sandia energy projects selected for commercialization program

April 3, 2015- 
Energy projects from Lawrence Livermore (LLNL) and Sandia national laboratories were selected Wednesday to participate in a pilot Energy Department program to facilitate the commercialization of technologies with the potential to rapidly benefit society.The award to the two projects was announced Wednesday at an event hosted by Livermore’s i-GATE Innovation Hub and attended by Rep. Eric...

New DOE tech transitions office may provide funding opportunities for Laboratory

March 10, 2015- 
The Department of Energy’s (DOE) newly created Office of Technology Transitions (OTT) could provide energy stakeholders with money from a nearly $20 million fund to transition research into the marketplace starting in FY16.That means Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory could have opportunities to apply for funding to boost the commercial readiness levels of energy technologies from a wide...

Lawrence Livermore, nine partners garner Federal Laboratory Consortium award

Feb. 10, 2015- 
A novel system developed by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and nine partners, which enables climate researchers to solve their most complex data analysis and visualization challenges, has netted the team a Federal Laboratory Consortium (FLC) award.The FLC national recognition award, which will be given in the interagency partnership category, will be presented April 29 during...

Ultra-realistic radiation detection training without using radioactive materials

Jan. 14, 2015- 
LIVERMORE, California – Training of first responders on the hazards of actual radiological and nuclear threats has been challenged by the difficulties of adequately representing those threats. Training against such threats would involve using hazardous, highly radioactive materials, experiencing actual radiation doses in training, or require the distribution of radioactive material over a...

Technology quickly traces source of tainted food

Jan. 7, 2015- 
LIVERMORE, California – Foodborne illnesses kill roughly 3,000 Americans each year and about 1 in 6 are sickened, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.Yet most contaminated foods are never traced back to their source. That’s because existing methods to track tainted food following its supply chain from table to farm are highly inefficient, jeopardizing the health of...

Former Lab scientist honored for contributions to laser peening

Dec. 26, 2014- 
The Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s Industrial Partnerships Office recently honored former Lab scientist Luis Zapata for his contribution to a technology known as laser peening.Zapata received the Excellence in Technology Commercialization Award, which recognizes his outstanding technical contributions to the development of an LLNL laser system. Zapata was the prime contributor in...

LLNL to host Sacramento public meeting to discuss groundwater monitoring

Dec. 10, 2014- 
In support of the State Water Resources Control Board, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory will host a public meeting in Sacramento on Dec. 11 to receive public comment on the development of model criteria for groundwater monitoring of oil and gas well stimulation (such as hydraulic fracturing) as it relates to Senate Bill 4 (SB4).SB4, which became law in 2013, requires the State Water...

Webinar to present modeling and simulation capabilities critical for wind power industry

Dec. 4, 2014- 
Learn more about Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s modeling and simulation capabilities critical for the wind power industry during the next monthly installment of the Industrial Partnerships Office (IPO) Technology & Market Discovery Webinar series, on Tuesday, Dec. 9.The presentation by Lab engineer and wind program leader Wayne Miller, titled "Toolkit for the Wind Power Industry,"...

LLNL wins four tech transfer regional awards

Nov. 1, 2013- 
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has again received recognition this year for its work to move breakthrough technologies into the commercial marketplace.Livermore researchers and tech transfer professionals garnered four awards in the Federal Laboratory Consortium's (FLC) Far West Regional competition.This year's awards, presented last week during the FLC's three-day regional...

LLNL wins four tech transfer regional awards

Nov. 1, 2013- 
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has again received recognition this year for its work to move breakthrough technologies into the commercial marketplace.Livermore researchers and tech transfer professionals garnered four awards in the Federal Laboratory Consortium's (FLC) Far West Regional competition.This year's awards, presented last week during the FLC's three-day regional...

Lawrence Livermore to build advanced laser system in Czech Republic

Sept. 17, 2013- 
LIVERMORE, Calif. - Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), through Lawrence Livermore National Security LLC (LLNS), has been awarded more than $45 million to develop and deliver a state-of-the-art laser system for the European Union's Extreme Light Infrastructure Beamlines facility ( ELI-Beamlines ), under construction in Dolni Brezany near Prague in the Czech Republic.Funds were...

Lawrence Livermore to build advanced laser system in Czech Republic

Sept. 17, 2013- 
LIVERMORE, Calif. - Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), through Lawrence Livermore National Security LLC (LLNS), has been awarded more than $45 million to develop and deliver a state-of-the-art laser system for the European Union's Extreme Light Infrastructure Beamlines facility ( ELI-Beamlines ), under construction in Dolni Brezany near Prague in the Czech Republic.Funds were...